Low-emissivity (Low-E) glass is the lifeblood of Renewal by Andersen® of Rochester, MN’s insulated windows. Invented in the ‘80s, we further developed this technology to make our glass solutions suitable for all climates in America. But how exactly does Low-E glass work? In essence, here are its chief functions:
Reflecting Unwanted UV and IR Rays
Its main utility in any door and window replacement in Rochester, MN, is blocking undesirable rays from the sun. It controls the amount of infrared light, or radiant heat, that tries to enter your home, and ultraviolet light that burns your skin and damages your valuables.
In other words, Low-E glass prevents your home from gaining heat naturally and discourages the fast fading of your house items. Combined with our double-glazing design and use of Fibrex®, our revolutionary Low-E coatings make our doors and windows deliver superior energy performance.
Trapping Indoor Heat
Apart from keeping the heat you don’t want out, the Low-E coating also acts as an insulator. It helps prevent the air your HVAC equipment generates inside from escaping. Therefore, it minimizes heat loss and lets you customize your indoor climate with less energy.
Using this technology, we can make your Rochester, MN, doors and windows instrumental for keeping your home comfortable in both winter and summer.
Affecting No Clarity
Low-E glass doesn’t reflect visible light. This means you can enjoy plenty of daylighting and get a clear view of the outdoors minus the heat from the sun. As you naturally illuminate your interior spaces, you get another useful function from your windows.
We can also install a subtle tint to darken your replacement windows in Rochester, MN, and reduce the amount of natural light passing through them. You can also use coverings to increase your level of privacy when necessary.
At Renewal by Andersen of Rochester, MN, we’ve taken the benefits of Low-E glass to new heights. Call us now at (507) 281-9634 and learn more about our high-performance glass solutions. We’ll be glad to share everything we know and help you take your home to the next level.